Mid-May in The Fortnight Garden

The middle of May in The Fortnight Garden

The middle of May in The Fortnight Garden and the garden is starting to look good! OK, so today is Sunday but this is still my Six on Saturday because Saturday was spent in hospital, again. But at least I now know what the problem is and can find a way forward.

A Shady Patio Bed in London

I am finding the Patio Bed another difficult area – semi-shaded, good soil but chalky a few feet down. I was not happy with the positioning of plants last year and so I have made some changes this year, the second year.

Late evening in Suffolk

The garden in Suffolk is growing fast, despite the generally chilly and windy weather. Yesterday evening I wondered if the small camera, Canon SX240HS, would cope with the twilight – for all its limitations it really does produce amazing closeup results with a 4.5-90mm lens.

Patio Planting

We have a small bed on the side of the patio and the planting needs to be ‘interesting’. Bergenia ‘Abendglut’ leaves are burnt Sienna in winter, followed by deep purple flowers in March and April, and then the leaves turn green in the summer. Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ flowers in May & June; Liriope Muscari’s lavender flowers appear…

Libertia

New plantings

The flint wall along one side of the garden is beautiful and I don’t want to cover it up. If money was unlimited I might consider raising the height of the wall for privacy with pleached trees. Or I could have a mass planting along the bottom of the wall.